Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Older Men Scam

(Thanks to this post on uk.rec.waterways - I'm pretty sure that this has made it's way across the pond but I found it funny ;-))

Women often receive warnings about protecting themselves at the mall and in dark parking lots, etc. This is the first warning I have seen for men.

A 'heads up' for men who may be regular customers at Sainsburys, Tesco, Costco, or even Asda. A man can become a victim of a clever scam while out shopping. Simply going out to get supplies has turned out to be quite traumatic.

Here's how the scam works:

  • Two nice-looking, college-aged girls will come over to your car or truck as you are packing your purchases into your vehicle. Both start wiping your windshield with a rag and squeegee, with their breasts almost falling out of their skimpy T-shirts.
  • When you thank them and offer them a tip, they say 'No' but instead ask for a ride to McDonald's.
  • You agree and they climb into the vehicle. On the way, they start undressing. Then one starts crawling all over you, while the other steals your wallet.

I had my wallet stolen May 4th, 9th, 10th, twice on the 15th, 17th, 20th, 24th, & 29th. Also June 1st & 4th, twice on the 8th, 16th, 23rd, 26th & 27th, and very likely again this upcoming weekend.

So tell your friends to be careful. What a horrible way to take advantage of us older men. Warn your friends to be vigilant. Asda has wallets on sale for £2.99 each. I found even cheaper ones for £0.99 at the pound shop. Also, you never get to eat at McDonald's. I've already lost 11 pounds just running back and forth from Sainsburys, to Tesco, to Asda, Etc.

Please send this on to all the older men that you know and warn them to be on the lookout for this scam. (The best times are just before lunch and around 4:30 in the afternoon.)